Paul Brenner

SVP, Chief Technology Officer

As SVP/Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Brenner's work focuses on technology business development, industry partnerships, broadcast engineering strategy and the development of new broadcasting and Internet content distribution systems.


Paul has been nationally recognized for his efforts to move radio from traditional broadcasting and business models to technology oriented consumer solutions.

Paul takes a long view of broadcasting and looks for innovation that many have not yet considered then makes opportunity in to real world technology based businesses that benefit the entire industry.

His most recent leadership role is related to getting FM Analog and HD Radio standard in Smartphones (NextRadio) and using terrestrial radio with hybrid connectivity as the next generation of radio listener and advertiser engagement (TagStation).

As the originator of the HD Radio data distribution consortium business model by which he currently serves as president of the Broadcaster Traffic Consortium, LLC (BTC), a partnership of more than 24 radio companies, throughout the United States and Canada, formed to distribute data and advertising via FM and HD Radio® technology. BTC serves millions of consumer devices and automobiles with FM and HD Radio data services ( including Garmin, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Honda and others.

Paul was the recipient of the 2012 NAB Radio Engineering Achievement award for his work in developing the BTC and was previously listed as one of the Radio Ink 2010 Best Engineers in Radio. In 2010 Paul served on the FCC CSRIC council enlisted to write the revised C.F.R. 47 Part 11 for new EAS CAP standards and is currently an active member of both the NAB Radio Technology Committee, NRSC and serves as Vice-Chair for the North American Broadcasters Association.

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